Fastway Couriers appoints NZ general franchising manager

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

The home base of Fastway Couriers has a new general franchising manager. The New Zealand business has appointed Austin Mortimer, who has US franchising experience, to the role.

Mortimer will be based at the franchise support office in Hawke's Bay. He said "Fastway Couriers is a great Kiwi success story which I'm excited to be part of."

Jason Windhager, executive director of Fastway Couriers New Zealand, said "Austin has been appointed to support our regional franchisees with strategic guidance while looking for new growth opportunities, including partnering with major players to further capitalise on the rise of online retailing."

Servicing the online retail community has become a focus for the courier business which unveiled a brand refresh last year. 

The Australian business subsequently won a marketing award at the Franchise Council of Australias's NAB Excellence in Franchising Awards 2012.